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1. Cordia gharaf (Forssk.) Ehren. ex Asch., Sitz-ber. Ges. Naturf. Freunde 1879:. 46. 1879. I: M. Johnston in J. Am. Arb. 37:292.1956; Jafri, Fl. Kar. 274.1966; Kazmi in J. Arn. Arb. 51(2):130.1970.



  • Cordia rothii Roem. & Schult.
  • Cornus gharaf Forssk.

    Tree or shrub up to 9 m tall. Leaves 6-10.5 x 2-4 cm, elliptic oblong to oblanceolate, entire to ± undulate, coriaceous to scabrid, cuneate, obtuse, nerves impressed above, strigose to pubescent, especially in the axils of the nerves on the under surface. Calyx 3.5 mm long, tubular-campanulate, pubescent, accrescent, shallowly lobed; lobes obtuse. Corolla c. 5 mm long, white; lobes ± ligulate-obuse, reflexed. Filaments c. 1.8 mm long, glabrous. Anthers c. 1 mm long. Drupe 11 mm long, ovoid, mucronate, reddish-brown, longitudinally striate.

    Fl.Per.: April-June.

    Type: Arabia: Hadie, Forsskal s.n. det. as Cornus sanguinea, Forssk. (C).

    Distribution: N. Africa, Arabia, Pakistan, India, Sri-Lanka.

    The species is found in dry areas up to 300 m. Sometimes also grown in gardens or self sown.


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